SPI’s FightBox HD Sports Channel Launches in South Africa


SPI International/FilmBox is rolling out its combat sports channel FightBox HD with Discover Digital in South Africa.

FightBox HD features multiple martial arts disciplines as well as live MMA and kickboxing events from Europe and the U.S. FightBox HD is one of several thematic channels that SPI International distributes in Africa. Discover Digital is offering FightBox HD on its IPTV service, which debuted in South Africa this month. The new Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) service will enable Discover Digital to partner with regional telecommunications operators, both in the domestic market and in other African countries.

“As mobile and fixed line operators enter the media industry offering OTT and VOD services, SPI is extremely happy to collaborate with a professional business partner like Discover Digital in order to feed operators with the FilmBox TV channels and its exciting VOD content,” said Amit Karni, SPI’s head of distribution in Africa.